Cable Cut Fever
February 7, 2008
The race is on for the 2008 Spoilsport of the Year award. Wired Ryan, in an article about “cable cut fever,” quotes Spoilsport Stefan. “Cable cuts happen on average once every three days… There are 25 large ships that do nothing but fix cable cuts and bends.”
Let’s have a look at these ships, shall we? They include the René Descartes, registered in… Kerguelen? No doubt that ship’s motto is “I fix, therefore there’s spam.”
Luckily, Ryan also presents more imaginative accounts of the cable cuts.
Professional terrorist fear monger Annie Jacobsen says Middle Eastern governments are lying about the real reason for the cuts. 9/11 truthers suggested the cuts came in preparation for a U.S. government-faked terrorist attack on the Super Bowl. Bloggers have suggested that the cuts are cover for the NSA installing taps on the lines using the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter.
Sometimes, I’m proud to be a blogger. And let’s salute those who leave comments: there are some great ones following Ryan’s article.